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Published: 11/15/2017

Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rotomolded cores: New options for sandwich composites
Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings.  

Published: 7/12/2017

Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight
Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.

Published: 5/10/2017

Composite submersibles: Under pressure in deep, deep waters
Manned deepsea exploration calls for a highly engineered composites solution that saves weight and preserves life — at 6,500-psi service pressure.

Published: 2/8/2017

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

Published: 12/27/2016

Two-stage tape layup: Access cuts/Atlas 2 lays up
A legacy 1980s technology builds visionary Dreamliner wingskins.

Published: 11/23/2016

Size-unlimited OOA composite process enables next-gen launch system
United Launch Alliance selects Ruag Space for lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave manufacture of Vulcan’s composite primary structures.

Published: 8/10/2016

Taking the hand out of hand layup
Emerging research shows that it’s possible to automate the hand layup process.

Published: 4/1/2016

Large portable antenna goes lightweight with conductive composites
CFRP matches metal performance at one-third the weight thanks to innovative materials and precision manufacturing.

Published: 3/10/2016

Lower cost, less waste: Inline prepreg production
New technologies move direct (fabricator-based) prepregging closer to reality.